Las Vegas Sands responds to the COVID-19 Community Crisis CDC Newswire · March 20, 2020 at 9:17 am As of March 19. COMMUNITY DONATION – To help jumpstart the relief efforts of its community partners, Las Vegas Sands announced this week that it is donating a total of $250,000 to several important local organizations to serve our community during this time of need. Those organizations include Three Square food bank, Communities In Schools and Share Village Las Vegas. These donations were made as “unrestricted funds,” allowing each organization to utilize the money to cover immediate and critical needs. In addition, the company plans to bolster financial support with donations of meals and needed equipment. FOOD DONATIONS – The Venetian Resort has donated 60 pallets of food to Three Square food bank. The food donation, which consists of fresh produce, proteins and other food items, filled more than 2 semi-trucks and will soon be in the hands of community agencies throughout the city. As part of their emergency plan, Three Square is partnering with community agencies to operate 43 emergency distribution sites to ensure food-insecure individuals throughout Southern Nevada still have access to food during these uncertain times. CLEAN THE WORLD – The Venetian Resort is one of the largest Las Vegas donors of soap to Clean the World, donating an average of 24,000 pounds of soap and bathroom amenities annually. As both the CDC and WHO have adamantly expressed, handwashing with soap and water is one of the most important ways of staying healthy. Clean the World is in regular contact with the CDC and United Nations agencies, as well as their global WASH program and partnership network, to ensure we’re ahead of the latest developments and needs. As hygiene supplies are limited in many stores, those without access to hygiene supplies need this support now more than ever. Clean the World has committed to being on the front lines to fight against the spread of this virus and has increased production so we can recycle and distribute as much soap as possible to those in need, domestically and globally to help stem the spread of COVID19 for our most vulnerable populations. Last fall, Las Vegas Sands sponsored its annual global disaster relief kit build event, during which a total of 35,000 hygiene kits were created locally and distributed to Las Vegas charities. TEAM MEMBER RESOURCE – Time and time again, Team Members of The Venetian Resort have come together to support one another and our community. In response to those who have asked how they can help their neighbors in need during this difficult time, the Sands Cares team has shared a list of community organizations that are seeking donations and volunteers.